Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2002 Brad Paisley kicked off his first headlining tour?

It's true! He was performing at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix. Pinmonkey opened the show, sponsored by CMT.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Brad Paisley.

  • He was a "Jamboree USA" regular for eight years, opening for country stars the Judds, George Jones and Ricky Skaggs, among others.
  • He released his debut album, Who Needs Pictures, on June 1, 1999.
  • He started the Brad Paisley Foundation in 2000 to help charities in and around his hometown of Glen Dale, WV.
  • He made his TV acting debut in 2002 on the sitcom According to Jim, which starred his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
  • His favorite author is Mark Twain; named his first son William Huckleberry.